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THE KEY TO SUCCESS

May 26, 2017

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." -Albert Schweitzer

     I am no expert on success. In fact, I know very little about the subject. Success has different meanings to different people. To some, it means vast amounts of wealth. I'm sure a large number of people share this belief and the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a successful person is someone that makes a substantial amount of cash. However, this is only one example. The dictionary definition of success is: the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. So if one's aim or purpose is to obtain a large income and they achieved such, then one would be considered successful.

     I feel that a vast majority of people, however, look towards self-accomplishments and happiness in order to consider themselves successful. I for example, love to record voiceovers. I am not at a point where I can do that full time, but once I reach that point where I can solely acquire an income doing voiceovers for a living, I would then consider myself a success. I would be happy doing what I love, while having the freedom to travel and visit my family and be my own boss. "Freedom" is the key word here.

    It is funny how the "American Dream" has evolved over time. Originally it was considered to be an American social ideal that stresses egalitarianism and especially material prosperity.(https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20dream). But the modern day individual identifies with the prospect of doing what they are truly passionate about for a living; for to them.....true happiness is the real definition of success. The absence of stress, anxiety, pain and conflict weigh more to some than all the money in the world. Although some feel that all the money in the world would eliminate stress, anxiety, pain and conflict. Or at least they could buy their way out of such detriments. Everything does come with a price though.

So what does success mean to you? I would love to get some feedback. Please feel free to comment below and as always, thanks for reading!

 

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PS4 VS. PS3

February 15, 2017

When I purchased my PS4 a while back, I was a bit concerned that now my PS3 would remain untouched until I decided to either sell it, or until it collected enough dust to never work again. However, I have been wrong. In the past month, I think I have put in more time on my PS3 than I have on my PS4 since I bought it before the holidays. It started because my buddy James likes to play Battlefield 4 online with me. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with Battlefield 4 but I am terrible at multiplayer games. Especially first-person-shooters. Nevertheless, I indulge him by subjecting myself to an onslaught of teeny boppers and homebodies alike that spend hours and hours a day leveling up their games for the simple enjoyment that comes from racking up a 36 - 2 kill to death ratio. But during idle times, I perused my library of PS3 games to see what I could still find enjoyment from and ALAS! One of Rockstar Games golden jewels, Red Dead Redemption was beckoning me to revisit the awe - inspiring world that is this one-of-a-kind third-person wild west adventure game. Even though I became accustomed to the realistic graphics that the PS4's graphics engine can allow, I found that I wasn't bothered by the so-called "downgrade" from one system to the other. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I really enjoyed playing this game. Even though I had already beaten it years ago, with it being an open-world game as Rockstar Games loves to make, there is always plenty to do afterwards. In the case of RDR, there are multiple areas of the map that I wasn't even aware existed that still needed/needs to be unlocked with continued gameplay. I was also surprised at how easy it was to remember the controls (like riding a bike I suppose).    Now I do have quite the library of PS3 games so I may write another blog about another one I choose to revisit, but in the meantime, take care!

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